Furniture removalists move domestic and commercial furniture between different locations within the state or territory and nationwide.
Furniture removalists may perform the following tasks:
- inspect the house or office at the pick-up address to see what has to be moved, then pack and label items if required
- load goods onto the truck either by hand or by using a forklift, trolleys, lifting straps or lifting hooks
- use pads and pieces of hessian to ensure items such as fridges, couches and beds are not damaged
- ensure the load is correctly placed and secured to avoid any damage to the truck or to the goods
- drive defensively and handle all types of road conditions
- unload goods and move them into the drop-off address, unpacking if required
- check items against inventory, noting any wear and tear or damage
- conduct a general maintenance check of the truck and clean the vehicle
- provide customer service.
Furniture Removalist Offsider
A furniture removalist offsider drives in the truck alongside a furniture removalist and assists with furniture removal duties at a junior level.
Furniture removalists may work long hours and be away from home for extended periods, especially for international and interstate removals.
- enjoy practical work
- mechanical aptitude
- safe driving record
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- good communication skills.
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